Indian Journal of Pathology and Microbiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2009  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 377--378

Osseous metaplasia and mature bone formation with extramedullary hematopoiesis in follicular adenoma of thyroid gland


Mohan Harsh1, Parul Dimri1, Nitin M Nagarkar2 
1 Department of Pathology, Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh, India
2 Department of ENT and Head & Neck Surgery, Government Medical College & Hospital, Chandigarh, India

Correspondence Address:
Parul Dimri
Department of Pathology, Government Medical College & Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh - 160 030
India

Follicular adenomas of the thyroid may be subjected to degenerative changes like hemorrhagic and cystic changes, fibrosis, and calcification. Mature bone formation is a rare phenomenon, but extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) has also been rarely reported in thyroid gland. The combination of mature bone formation and EMH is rarer and has been reported, in a single case report, in a multinodular goitre. We describe a case of follicular adenoma with histologically proven osseous metaplasia and mature bone formation with EMH in a middle- aged woman, which, to our knowledge, is the first case in English language literature.


How to cite this article:
Harsh M, Dimri P, Nagarkar NM. Osseous metaplasia and mature bone formation with extramedullary hematopoiesis in follicular adenoma of thyroid gland.Indian J Pathol Microbiol 2009;52:377-378


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Harsh M, Dimri P, Nagarkar NM. Osseous metaplasia and mature bone formation with extramedullary hematopoiesis in follicular adenoma of thyroid gland. Indian J Pathol Microbiol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Jun 24 ];52:377-378
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